Category Archives: Legal Ethics

Contingent Tuition As A Means of Access

I've had a few conversations lately about law schools that accept students with relatively low test scores and grades, and at which a noticeable percentage of students may drop out or be dismissed after the first year. Sometimes the practice….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sponsors Are the New Mentors, Especially for Women

Ida Abbott’s timely book gives men everything they need to sponsor — not merely mentor — professional women for leadership roles. “Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know” is available in digital, print and Kindle format. Women have been told for years that having a mentor is critical for career success, and today many can readily find mentors or be matched with one in a program. But as their careers progress, they watch, puzzled and frustrated, as their male peers move up the ladder faster and higher. These women work just as hard, perform just as well, and are just as capable and driven as those men — often more so. They follow their mentors’ advice and pursue the same career strategies as men, but to no avail. What’s going on? For women to move up the ranks in law firms, mentoring isn’t enough. They need sponsoring within the firm, too. Let’s Look at the Typical Scenario in Law Firms Like women….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Practice In The Shadows Draws Revocation

A licensed legal consultant had his limited license revoked by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department Charge one alleges that the respondent exceeded the scope of his authority as a legal consultant by holding himself out….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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No Legal Malpractice, No Contribution, No Indemnity

Billiard Balls Mgt. LLC v Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris  Ledva & Meyers, LLP  2018 NY Slip Op 32019(U)  August 17, 2018  Supreme Court, New York County  Docket Number:  153477/2016   Judge: Carol R. Edmead is an interesting twist on the privity question. “This is a legal malpractice action arising out of an automobile accident. Defendant Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers, LLP (Mintzer) briefly represented the plaintiff Billiard Balls Management (Billiard Balls) in an underlying action in Kings County, Gershman v Ahmad (index No. 18893/12) (the Gershman matter, or the underlying action), where the plaintiff Lizaveta Gershman (Gershman) alleged that Billiard Balls was liable under the Dram Shop Act. Billiard Balls was insured at the time of the underlying accident by nonparty Capital Indemnity Corporation (Capital). Capital engaged Mintzer to represent Billiard Balls in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Suspended

A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court adopted recommendations of its Board of Bar Overseers and ordered suspension of two attorneys in a 72-page opinion This matter came before me on an information and record of proceedings pursuant to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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